The future of x-ray imaging = nanotechnology + scintillators

At the heart of our company lies a novel technology integrating nanophotonic structures with scintillators. Scintillators are crystals converting x-rays into visible light. Our technology was peer-reviewed and published in Science.

End-to-end framework

We model and optimize every step in the physical process and image reconstruction, from the interaction of x-rays with matter to advanced post-processing algorithms.

Scintillators, old and new

Our technology is material-agnostic: we can improve all scintillators, well-installed and emerging materials.

Controlling scintillation light at will

Our method relies on the generation enhancement and control of scintillation light. In short, we see what conventional optics cannot see. More details about the science behind our technology can be read here.

Company

Who we are

A MIT deep tech spin-off, we aspire to bring transformative technologies from lab to market to have a positive impact on people's lives.

Deep tech

We bring cutting-edge fundamental research from the lab to the market. When we develop software, it is here to serve and assist our hardware.

Building stuff

We are hands-on scientist and we want to turn our ideas into products.

Here to learn

We wake up every day because we know we are going to learn something we did not know yet. We are here to learn to tackle complex, multi-disciplinary problems. We thrive on learning from people from diverse backgrounds and expertise.

Portfolio

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  • Nanophotonics

TEM metallic grid

with nanophotonic scintillator on YAG:Ce

Photonic crystal on YAG:Ce

Scanning electron micrograph

TEM metallic grid

with nanophotonic scintillator on YAG:Ce (Art credit: Selwyn Bachus II)

X-ray imaging configuration

in a Zeiss Xradia micro-CT

Human hair

with nanophotonic scintillator on YAG:Ce

Schematic

X-ray imaging with nanophotonic scintillators (Art credit: Selwyn Bachus II)

Flower bud

with nanophotonic scintillator on YAG:Ce

Artistic representation

X-ray imaging with nanophotonic scintillators (Art credit: Haley Park)

Human hair

with nanophotonic scintillator on YAG:Ce (Art credit: Selwyn Bachus II)

Flower bud

with nanophotonic scintillator on YAG:Ce

Photonic crystal scintillator on YAG:Ce

Atomic force microscopy image

Flower bud

with nanophotonic scintillator on YAG:Ce

Leaf

with nanophotonic scintillator on YAG:Ce

In the press

What They Are Saying About Us

MIT.news

Press release

The research presented in this paper is hugely significant (citing Rajiv Gupta, chief of neuroradiology at Massachusetts General Hospital)

SPIE Startup Challenge

Press release

Astrahl [formerly Luminess] came in third, winning $2,500, with their versatile platform for safer, more sensitive, and more reliable X-ray medical imaging.

Team

Our Founding Team

We are scientists and startup veterans, with access to world-class research networks and infrastructures, and a shared passion for impactful technologies.

Charles Roques-Carmes

Co-founder, CEO

Noah Rubin

Co-founder

Nick Rivera

Co-founder

Marin Soljacic

Co-founder, academic advisor

Ido Kaminer

Co-founder, academic advisor

Contact

Get In Touch With Us

Address

75 Wendell Street,
Cambridge, MA 02138

Email Us

contact@astrahl.com

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